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. this one by kelly clarkson, and a poem by richard blanco. reverend luis leon will give the benediction followed by beyonce. she's going to sing the national anthem, she had a baby, and she's going to perform at the super bowl. >> not to be upstaged, hampsto pearson is at the capitol. what are you seeing? >> beyonce got a much bigger cheer than i did. it was one of the more electric moments that just happened a few minutes ago when she and jay-z came in. you just missed the introduction of former president bill clinton and secretary of state hillary clinton and former president jimmy carter and wife roslyn. we are just minutes away from the arrival of, of course, the vice president, jill biden, and the president and first lady and their family. it's exciting. it's electric. we've got great weather, especially compared to four years or so here, and i have to say before the program sort of settled in, i saw more collegiality on the platform in terms of members of congress, both democrats and republicans, commingling, glad handing each other, coming up to the front of the rail, if you will
on a good show with our money. you've got beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor. and i have to admit, this shows how far we've come as a nation. a black guy who likes james taylor? ♪ because i've seen fire and i've seen rain ♪ ♪ but i've never seen a black guy at your show ♪ [ laughter ] then came the presidential pride parade, with eight floats from obama and biden's home states hawaii, illinois, pennsylvania, and delaware which honored delaware by just driving through the parade on its way to somewhere else. [ laughter ] and of course, this being democrats, there had to be a liberal gay, latino poet from maine. >> my face, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life. [ laughter ] >> stephen: sorry, i was yawming to life. would it kill you to throw a rhyme in there? [ laughter ] it's a poem. it's not that hard. there once was a man name barack who's re-election came as a shock. he raised the taxes i pay and then turned marriage gay. and now he's coming after your glock. [ laughter ] [cheers and applause] poet laureate, please. now, i'm not goi
that the marine corps band has been the start of our coverage as opposed to beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. we're going to hear from them as well but you're right, the marine corps band goes back to 1790s, back to the time of george washington. part of the official sort of vibe that we're going to hear this morning. we're at 7th and madison, about seven blocks from the reviewing stand, from the area where president obama and the dignitaries are -- 1500 dignitaries will be seated around president obama. what they've done is because of security, they've pushed the median -- a lot of folks are further back. they divide the mall into sections. it requires a certain level of security to get up close. a little less security to be further back where we are. based on the crowds that we're seeing and we should keep in mind it is about 40, 42 degrees, not a bad day here in washington. we're probably expecting about 800,000 or 900,000 people. it will not be jammed the way it was for four years ago for president obama's inaugural when there were about 1.8 million. i can tell you having been dow
ceremonies, will take place monday and will include performances by beyonce, james taylor, and kelly clarkson. >> it's going to be a show. and crews are still putting together the preparations for monday's inauguration. we have team coverage starting with tom sherwood who's at the national mall. tom, we don't get to see you on many saturdays. this must be something special. >> reporter: no, i usually have something else to do on saturday, but this is pretty cool down here. this is the largest tent behind me over here ever erected on the national mall. it's for the national day of service. about 100 different organizations are represented here today. they range from local to national and community groups. also here are military and veterans groups, economic development, education, health care, you name it. it's all part of the national day of service for the obama inaugural. something is going on in all 50 states. this big tent opens at 9:30 to the public. you can come down and see all of these exhibits. there's plenty of room for everybody here at the mall at 12th street. we talked to a coupl
doing, how are we doing, this is -- >> chuck humiditier is now introducing kelly clarkson, the first winner much the "american idol". >> i think she'll be singing the national anthem. beyonce is doing the national anthem. ♪ ♪ my country tis of thee sweet land of liberty ♪ of thee i sing ♪ land where my father died, land of the pilgrim's pride ♪ from every mountain top ♪ let freedom ring ♪ ♪ my father's god to thee ♪ author of liberty ♪ to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright ♪ with freedom's holy light ♪ protect us by thy might ♪ great god our king ♪ >> grammy award winner, 0 years old, kelly clarkson. "my country tis of thee" you don't usually get to hear all three versions. >> i had chance to talk to him, very down to earth, pleasant young man who lives in now the small town of bethel, maine he said conceived in cuba. quick soon came to miami. first latino, first gay poet and youngest ever of the five poets who have read their work at the presidential inauguration. >> followed robert frost, maya angelo. >> mr. president, mr. vice president,
, peter barnes. kelly clarkson singing to this crowd and try to put him use it, essentially, a message to the country. kelly clarkson. ♪ ♪ ♪ from every knot inside ♪ let freedom ring ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ our fathers god to the ♪ author of liberty ♪ to the we saying ♪ long may our land be bright ♪ with freedoms holy light ♪ protech the us by thy might ♪ great god our king ♪ ♪ [cheering and applause] neil: you will next hear from the youngest inaugural poet. the first latino to do so. a very strong latino presence here today. every indication i have heard is that he was electrified this crowd. sort of a young robert frost. let's wait for this moment. it should be a pretty good one. [cheering and applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today, one sun rose on us today. candles over our shores, peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light, waking up rooftops, under each one a story, told by our silent gestures. my face, your face, millions o
today is fabulous entertainment. beyonce will sing the national anthem and kelly clarkson, my country tis of thee. >> susan live in washington d. c., thank you so much. and cbs 5 will have reports from our very own christin ayers in washington and during the the 5 and 6 newscast this evening. and cbs news will provide live coverage of the festivities beginning at 7 this morning on cbs 5 and will run until about 1 in the afternoon. by the way, there will be no new newscasts today. the latest news is always on our web site, cbssf.com. >>> beyonce busy, she has the inauguration, couple weeks she has the super bowl. >> busy lady. >> and it's a beautiful day. >>> and we have to enjoy it. we're starting to see changes in the not too distant future. cooler weather on the way. for today let's enjoy the sunshine under high pressure. that ridge is sliding to the east. those clouds gathering somewhat close to the coastline. it will l be another day before we start to to see those move on shore. some 20s and 30s in the valley but check out pacifica. 5
and james taylor and kelly clarkson. it's a big lineup outside the political dignitaries as well. as you probably have been reporting on, biden's ceremony took place earlier because of a scheduling conflict. >> ever the news man. >> some of the things you're looking for, you'll be out and about. this is d.c.'s version of red carpet madness because there's a ball every four seconds here depending on where you are in the city. you're covering a lot of them. >> we are. roxi has an invite to one of the presidential inaugural balls tonight. >> only two this year. they scaled way back. >> that's a big deal so we'll be showing you the inside secrets there as well. >> only et can show you the real story behind the story. so we look forward to your reports. rob, thanks for joining us this morning. >> thanks to you and wusa9. we love the partnership. >> welcome to et. >> thank you. >>> taylor stormer is a historian-- >> i think we're going to go to howard first. we're looking at 33. it's dropped 2 degrees. the closer we get to sunrise is the coldest time, right? just before the sun comes up? >> te
] also beyonce will be performing and james taylor and kelly clarkson. megyn: i'd like to take that back. you can start from scratch. but can you get through the rest of the day without either of these two words? the phrase makings once way -- making one's way. [talking over each other] >> okay, your guide, john roberts, he is going to make his way. >> the notecards are there. chief justice roberts loved the oath, and i thought that was interesting. here come the daughters, sasha and malia. looking spectacular in their coats. >> yesterday his youngesty his t daughter said daddy, you did not mess up. [laughter] >> the president obama started the morning with a little prayer service, interface from all kinds of spiritual leaders, reverend lyons sat down with chris wallace in recent days and gave a little bit of a sermon and talked about how in recent days he thinks the president has been almost pastor in chief dealing with tragedies such as the one in newtown, connecticut. trying to bring communities together their and president has an opportunity today to try to bring the country together
, kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ . ♪ my country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing ♪. ♪ land where my fathers died! land of the pilgrim's pride! from every mountainside, let freedom ring ♪. ♪ . ♪. ♪ . ♪ . [cheers and applause] shepard: for the president, kelly clarkson, ahead of the rescitation of the poem for the day. richard blanco, the first latino, the youngest at 44, the first openly gay man to be a presidential inaugural poet. >> we have our next guest is the poet richard blanco, which he will share words for us he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. one sun rose on us today, kindled over our shores, peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains, then charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooftops, under each one a story, told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my faith, your face, millions of faces in morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life, crescendoing into our
second inaugural address. following that, kelly clarkson will be singing "my country 'tis of thee." and these are the supreme court justices being led in, led by chief justice of the united states john roberts jr. who delivered the oath in 2009. here is the first lady as she is coming in to the capitol. as we mentioned earlier, she's wearig a dress and a coat by the american designer thom browne. navy blue we are told. there's justice sotomayor. nominated to the supreme court by president obama. she will deliver the oath of office to the vice president. justice elena kagan following her. the nine justices of the supreme court, filing in to take their seats. jan, you are inside the capitol, as we see the vice president coming in. tell us what we're seeing now. >> well, scott, right now we are getting this -- the supreme court justices walking out. i want to make the point that one of the things that -- and we talk about the president's term and what he can accomplish in his next term in office. the supreme court is something that could have an enormous impact on this country becaus
is beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. all will be sing october steps of the capitol. but it was another president who, by most accounts, first welcomed popular artists to the inauguration. >> i, john fitzgerald kennedy you do solemnly swear. >> the person who changed the nature of the inaugural music was john kennedy, avenues friend, many in hollywood, especially frank sin nat travel. sinatra came in and brought and co-produced one of the great shows of inauguration. >> the younger the president, the more we see a connection to pop culture and to music. kennedy, you have it. nixon, down the. jimmy carter, you have a huge connection, especially with the southern rock crowd. so, the allman brothers were in the white house. ♪ >> reporter: ray charles was among the many stars at president reagan's first inaugural gala. donna saunder the beach boys joined him for his second. george h. w. bush took the stage himself with guitar in hand at one of his inaugural balls. ♪ and bill clinton duetted with sex phonist clarence clemons in 1993, but what americans remember most w
-- >> kelly clarkson, james taylor and beyonce all singing. she'll close with the national anthem at that ceremony tomorrow. >> we will cover the entire day. we hope you will be with us the
, brad paisley. i think it would be a great event that reflects the country. >> kelly clarkson, james taylor, not bad at all. >> that's right. >> and the inaugural parade. your committee gave us a behind the scenes sneak peek. what should we expect? and talk a little bit about the long tradition of this. >> sure, absolutely. well, look, what people need to remember about this weekend is beside the swearing in itself, all the things you'll see were traditions started by various presidents along the way. really the swearing in is the only constitutionally mandated piece of the weekend. and we really see this as a chance to bring all 50 states into the celebration reflect all the states and you'll see groups from military organizations that are honoring the commander in chief to high school bands that are excited to come here and be a part of this. and we're also doing things out in the 50 states including our national day of service, which is another tradition the first family started four years ago where we actually for the first time have inaugural staff inform each of the 50 states t
performance by kellie clarkson -- there will be a musical performance by kelly clarkson. finally, beyonce will close the ceremony with the national anthem. for lunch. we will be able to show you the toast their lives. -- there live. the next call comes from david on our republican line. caller: the morning. i wanted to thank you for taking my call. i believe that this is a very sad day. the mayor, i knew, the america one i do not know if she can ever come back. host: why? caller: i grew up with work ethic. you work hard to get what you want. the government was your ally, not adversaries. it seems to me it is tax and spend. let's not talk about the deficit. let's talk about gun control. these priorities are skewed. host: that was stated in the bronx, new york. we want to show you a video of harry -- talking about presidential artifacts. >> part of it is just about the enthusiasm. are meant to be days of national celebration and national unity. they are not always that way, but they are souvenirs' that .eople may create in the days of george washington, there were bronze buttons and pendant
the "usa today." james taylor is performing today. kelly clarkson will be singing "my country tis of thee." and beyonce singing "the star spangled banner." >> it has to be an honor to be selected by the president to sing. thinking about james taylor it was interesting to note if it would have gone differently, he would have been senator taylor. >> he said the right thing. i should do what i love and do what i do best. >> when real estate people talk about location location blair house has it all. margaret brennan is there to show us what's inside. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. blair house is about location location, location. it's the president's guest house. it's where heads of state come to stay where they come to the capitol. it's also where incoming presidents live until inauguration day. reporters rarely get a look inside, but the chief of protocol took us on a tour. >> welcome to the blair house, the president's guest house. >> this is gorgeous. >> reporter: built in 1824 blair house is named for its one-time owner, francis blair, an a
. >> not on a day like this. >> james taylor, kelly clarkson will be performing in the celebration. and following a luncheon, the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue will kick off today at 2:30 this afternoon. what the president will be facing the next four years, coming up. >>> a lot of people are curious, of course, to see what the first lady will be wearing again today. already she's made a big change, her new bangs getting a lot of attention as well. the president has finally weighed in on that new do. we'll tell you what he thinks about it. he's a smart man. >> yeah, come on. really? like he might say something bad? i don't think so. >>> on a different note, football fans in this area have another reason to be really excited this morning. baltimore ravens headed to the super bowl to take on the san francisco 49ers. head coaches brothers, john and jim harbaugh, going at each other. first for that as well. >> you just made a lot of friends. >> craters. >> they are calling it the har-bowl, coming up. chief white house correspondent is chuck todd, at the white house. good morning to you. >
. >> at this time, please join me in welcoming award-winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music celebrate and ring from all the trees these freedoms song ♪ ♪ land that comes awake ♪ let silence break ♪ the sound prolong ♪ our fathers guide to fhee ♪ of liberty to thee we sing ♪ long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us by thy might great god, our king ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> another wow moment there, diane, kelly clarkson. >> our next distinguished guest is the poet, richard blanco, who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today, one sun rose on us today, kindles over our shores, peeking over the smoky, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up rooft
legend and beyonce, kelly clarkson singing at the ceremony on monday. >> i saw two inaugural balls, one for military families and it's about like there will be about 2,000 people and the president and first lady will go to both of these. the other 40,000 people. >> that's huge. >> can you imagine? who would want to go to an inaugural ball with 40,000 people. >> at the convention center. right? >> yeah. >> like being in times square when the terrorist is let out. it's hardly an intimate experience. >> who wants to go to a party with that many people. >> imagine getting a drink. right? >> bring your own. % bring a flask. >> a lot of activity on two different fronts. on the gun control issue today, first of all, new york state, we told you yesterday, the state senate had passed that legislation 43 to 18. the asem bi was poised to act. it did, governor cuomo was poised and did, signed the comprehensive bill, a sweeping piece of legislation into law. the governor was crowing yesterday, and rightfully so, that we moved fast and we got the job done. >> we
was phillip phillips. that's an easy name to remember. >> pretty good song called "home". kelly clarkson. >> bill: the first one. you've got lee dewise, you've got david cook, carrie underwood is huge then other big names like chris daughtry didn't win. he was third place and he's doing better than half of the winners. >> bill: he was good. who was the kid that everybody was so excited about? i got his autograph. >> remember william. >> bill: well last night although this sounds like a terrific season because they start out last night they had some phenomenal -- >> if you like great singing. ♪ and every time i close my eyes ♪ ♪ i thank the lord that i've got nikki ♪ ♪ [ laughter ] >> he was a little pitchy. >> bill: cyprian wasn't there last night? >> sounded a lot like him. >> i actually watched the first hour last night. >> the first hour? there's more than an hour? >> two hour premiere. >> shoot me in the foot. no way. >> i watched the first hour. normally, i have a rule that every new show that comes on television, i watch three episodes to see. i don't think i'll make it p
. hollywood a listers descend. beyonce, kelly clarkson and james taylor. they have key rolls. >> yes, they do. mark anthony, nick cannon and the smoky robinson. >> they began arriving over the weekend. many of them took part in the kid's inauguration concert. usher, katy perry and cast members from the show glee. also military families, dc public school students and the first daughters. >> that must have been quite the event. that's cool. joining us now to talk a little bit about hollywood is brendan, senior contributor. i have the good fortune to talk to you last week. >> it's good to be back. >> it's not exciting day. for those who are interested in the celebrities who is in town and that kind of thing, tell us about what people need to know. >> there's been a lot of people who have came into town to kick off the festivities. the president called for a national day of service. you had a lot of people coming in including former first daughter chelsea clinton. and she had star jones come in. bow biden. and how can we serve when it comes to faith, the environment and health. and everyone had a
and 20 minutes left. >> brian: and i believe in us. also we have kelly clarkson to look forward to, as well as james taylor. go on twitter and tell us who you like better. >> steve: lady gaga will be at the ball for tomorrow. >> gretchen: i'm scared to know what she's going to wear. >> brian: despite predictions for lower turnout compared to the first inauguration u still got a huge crowd going to capitol hill this morning. there to witness all this is a guy we call todd starnes. he is live in washington. hey, todd. >> good morning, brian. you know, one of the big things here at the inauguration are the souvenirs. and for the past couple of days, i've been walking the streets of washington, d.c. not looking for traditional souvenirs burks looking for the most unusual and the most bizarre presidential souvenir. here is what i found. >> one stop shopping. >> the nation's capitol has been turned into a giant wal-mart for democrats. instead of that yellow smiley face, vendors are hawking president obama's face. >> we got him and his wife. we got them with obama and biden we got to let
anyone else, and when they'd been playing any other song, kelly clarkson or any of the ruffles and flourishes or "hail to the chief" or any of the other marches they'd been doing, you know, they were loud and in your face. >> reporter: the marine band later released a statement, blaming a lack of rehearsal time. "there was no opportunity for ms. knowles-carter to rehearse with the band before the inauguration, so it was determined that a live performance by the band was ill-advised for such a high-profile event." >> it sounds that they were playing it safe, maybe? >> that's exactly right. they decided it was the safest option to use the pre-recorded version. they knew that they would have that nailed and knew that it would come out great, which it did. >> reporter: despite the comment from that band spokesman, who says that beyonce did not actually sing, marine band officials are now contradicting themselves, saying no one in the marine band is in a position to assess whether it was live or prerecorded. ♪ and the rockets' red glare >> reporter: what's less clear is why beyonc
in welcoming award winning artist kelly clarkson, accompanied by the united states marine band. ♪ ♪ my country 'tis of thee ♪ sweet land of liberty of thee i sing ♪ ♪ land where my fathers died land of the pilgrims' pride from every mountainside let freedom ring ♪ ♪ let music swell and ring from all the trees ♪ ♪ sweet freedom song ♪ let mortals towns away l ♪ ♪ my fathers got to be author of liberty ♪ ♪ to thee we sing ♪ let the land be bright with freedom's holy light ♪ ♪ protect us and above praise god our king ♪ >> wow. our next distinguished guest is the poet who is sharing with us words he has composed for this occasion. >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america, one today. peeking over the smokies, greeting the faces of the great lakes, spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies. one light waking up roof tops, under each one a story told by our silent gestures moving across windows. my face, your face, millions of faces and morning's mirrors, each one yawning to life crescendoing into our day. the pencil yellow sc
. beyonce will be performing, singing the national anthem. kelly clarkson will be singing as well as james taylor. let's a lot to look forward today, a day of pomp and pageantry, parades. it is going to be a moving, historic day. the fourth time that president barack obama has taken the oath of office. two the first time because the mistake made by chief justice john roberts. he also took the official oath of office yesterday. that was in a private ceremony, which we broadcast from the white house. let's check in with soledad o'brien. we've got correspondents stationed all over the national mall, all over the parade route, to give you a complete look at what is going to be happening today. stay with us throughout the day. soledad, what are you seeing? how crowded is it getting where you are? >> anderson, i have to tell you it's starting to get crowded because i have one of the best seats in the house except i don't really have a seat. i'm here with folks who have these coveted blue tickets. look at that and weep because they get to be in some of the most amazing seats. these are folks who
family bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country t inch s of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commande
for this ceremony by the king family. excuse me. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee" before richard blanco reads an original poem written just specifically for this occasion. we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first hgbt -- lgbt inaugural poet. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. johns service that kicks off the president's day will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. one quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles and very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. with that, i'd like to hand it over to our partners at jtf to talk about the inaugural parade which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from joint task force national capitol region, and our task force has responsibility for planning and coordinating
was impressed overall, especially with kelly clarkson and the beyonce. they were impressive with their music. i listened to them sparingly no when they have a couple of hits. i wish to put up more patriotic songs. -- i wish they put out more patriotic songs. it is gentle to the years. it really made an impact. far as their song. host: think you very much. there is the republican leader of the united states senator. prior to that we saw senator john kerry, likely next secretary of state. a comment on twitter the rights i think the inauguration should be a national holiday every four years, regardless of affiliation everyone should watch it. there is justice scalia of the supreme court. watching as an arlington, texas. an independent there. caller: i am here. i just wanted to call and say that i do appreciate c-span. i appreciate the statements obama made. it was very important. also, it was good to see president carter again. also good to see president bill clinton. i just want to say we're praying for you, god bless you and we do appreciate you. >> bipartisan moment with justice scalia talking
was not quite impressed. i am not much of a fan of pop music per se, but the singing that kelly clarkson did at the swearing-in was incredible. she actually gave me chills. it was extremely well organized. i was really impressed with it overall. i wish the present -- president the absolute best. >> we will continue to take your calls for a couple of minutes. on the right, the d.c. convention center. one of two balls happening inside their. the president is about five minutes from coming on stage. we will also see a dance from vice president biden and jill biden. also trying to get a couple of for you -- of tweets for you. we appreciate the tweets. we will try to get to as many as they can. it is slowing down the system just a little bit. we will rebuild from the get a chance. yuri, pennsylvania -- eerie, pennsylvania. >> good evening. i wanted to say how great the inaugural events for today. it was wonderful to watch. i thought president obama did a great job of speaking. my daughter just moved to washington in august. she went to her first inaugural and it took hours for her to get into a p
've got beyonce, kelly clarkson, james taylor, group of 200 students from a christian university in cleveland, tennessee. it was last october when lee university's president received a telephone call from senator lamar alexander, inviting the school's festival choir to perform at the inauguration. >> he didn't say, you might need -- you might need 24 hours to think this over before you answer me, i said, senator, i don't need 24 hours, the anticipate-- answer is yes, of course we'll provide a choir. ♪ faith is a central component to the lee university story. billy graham avenue runs right through the heart of the campus. >> our core values are christ centered excellence and by that, we mean that we believe in doing all things well and the motivating reasons for everything we do is our commitment to jesus christ. >> and on inauguration day, that faith will flavor their music. >> the music was an exciting experience, but a little challenging as well. we want to represent a lot of things as we sing. first of all, the excellence that we put forth in school music, but also, represen
. kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee." we're very excited that richard blanco will be joining us. he is the youngest-ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt inaugural poet and the first latino inaugural poet. reverend louis leon of st. johns church here in lafayette park will also be overseeing the traditional service that kicks off the president's day on monday, will be offering the benediction, and the ceremony will end with beyonce singing the national anthem. a quick thing on the bibles. obviously, these are very, very historic bibles, and these are very symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation problem proclan and the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. with that, i'd like to hand it over to our partners at jtf to talk a little bit about the inaugural parade which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. ma'am? >> thank you. as they said, i'm colonel michelle roberts from the national capital region, and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonia
bible which has been provided for this ceremony by the king family. kelly clarkson will sing "my country tis of thee" and there will be a poem read. we are excited that richard bla nmp co will be -- blanco will be joining us. reverend louis leon will be overseeing the traditional st. john's service that kicks off the president's day on mopped and will be offering the prayer and beyonce will be singing the national anthem. these historic bibles, and they are symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and with that, i would like to hand it over to our partners and talk about the inaugural parade, which will take place after the lunch that matt discussed. >> thank you. i'm colonel michelle roberts. and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support for the inaugural activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and the first lady, the vice president and the second lady will be escorted out to the east front of the capitol, where they will be greeted by the commander of the task
, kelly clarkson will then sing "my country 'tis of thee" then a pome -- a poem written specifically for this occasion. the youngest ever inaugural poet and first glbt inaugural poet and latino poet. then overseeing the st. john's service will be offering the benediction and the servicewill end with beyonce singing the national anthem. obviously these are very short bibles and symbolic bibles as we head into the 150th anniversary of the emancipation proclamation and the 30th anniversary of the march on washington, d.c. with that i would like to hand it over to our partners at j.t.f. and what will take place after the lunch matt discussed. >> thank you. as i said, i'm colonel michele roberts from the national task region and our task force has the responsibility for planning and coordinating the military support for the faugral activities. once the luncheon is complete, the president and first lady and vice president and second lady will be escorted to the east front of the capital where they will be greeted and he will escort them down the steps to take what's called the review which
-in-law. >> at this time, please to me in welcoming kelly clarkson accompanied by the united states marine band. >> ♪my country tis of thee, sweet land of liberty, of thee i sing. land where my fathers died! land of the pilgrim's pride! from every mountain side, let freedom ring! let music swell the beach and ring from all the trees sweet freedom songs. let mortal times await let all that repartee that rocks their silence break, the sound prolong. my father god to the master of liberty to thee we sing long may our land be bright with freedom's holy light protect us by thy might great god, our king! ♪ [applause] >> wow! [laughter] our next distinguished guest is the poet richard who will share with us words he has composed for this occasion. [applause] >> mr. president, mr. vice president, america one today, one sun rose on us today kindles over our shores, peeking over the snow peas, greeting the faces of the great lakes spreading a simple truth across the great plains and charging across the rockies one light walking up rooftops under each one, a story told by our silence gestures, moving across win
provided for the ceremony by the king family. kelly clerks and will then sink, -- clarkson will then sing, "my country 'tis of thee." excited that the youngest ever inaugural poet, the first lgbt and latino inaugural poet will be joining us. the ceremony will and with beyonce singing -- wil enl end with beyonce singing the national anthem. the bibles are very historic and symbolic. the 50th anniversary of the march on washington in 1963. i would like to have it over to our partners at -- hand it over to our partners at jtf. >> thank you. i am colonel michelle roberts. our task force has a responsibility for planning and coordinating all of the military ceremonial support. once the luncheon is complete, the president, first lady and vice president in will be escorted to were the will greet the commander of the task force. he will escort him down the steps to take what is called the pact in review. -- path in review, which is the presidential escort unit, 380 service members. followed by each of the service honor guards and the u.s. army band as well as a marine corps band. they will go pas
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